Linda MacLennan Biography, Age, Family, Career, Wbbm TV, CBS

Linda Maclennan Biography

Linda Maclennan is a is a former television news anchor and reporter who spent the majority of her career with WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Linda S. MacLennan.

Linda Maclennan Age

Linda S. MacLennan was born on May 25, 1956, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is 62 years old as of 2019.

Linda Maclennan Family

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, MacLennan is the daughter of a Canadian father and an American mother. MacLennan is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Linda Maclennan Husband

MacLennan was married to Chicago attorney David Rammelt since August 1992 and later divorced in 2014. The couple has three children Taylor Albert, Carson Charles, and Charlotte Grace Nelson Rammelt. She lives in Kenilworth, Illinois.

Linda Maclennan Education

She earned a degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Linda Maclennan Career

MacLennan previously had planned to pursue a career in print journalism but later switched to broadcasting after a college internship at CJOH-TV in Ottawa, Ontario. MacLennan co-anchored Canada AM on CTV from 1985 to 1987. In March 1987, MacLennan left CTV to join WBBM-TV in Chicago as a reporter and late afternoon co-anchor. In April 1989, MacLennan became WBBM-TV’s 10 p.m. co-anchor, replacing Walter Jacobson in the anchor chair alongside Bill Kurtis. Jacobson had been the station’s 10 p.m. co-anchor since 1973. Kurtis stepped down as WBBM’s 10 p.m. co-anchor, and Lester Holt was promoted to replace Kurtis alongside MacLennan. In 1996, MacLennan appeared on the pilot episode of Early Edition as a newscaster.

In February 2000, MacLennan was demoted as WBBM’s 10 p.m. co-anchor as both she and Holt were demoted in favor of a solo anchor experiment involving Carol Marin. After station bosses pulled the plug on Marina’s solo anchor in October 2000, WBBM then made MacLennan an interim 10 p.m. co-anchor, alongside David Kerley. However, in December 2000, WBBM hired Tracy Townsend as a 10 p.m. co-anchor alongside Kerley, and MacLennan shifted to being a solo 11 a.m. news anchor (replacing Jay Levine and Mary Ann Childers) and a 4:30 p.m. co-anchor alongside Vince Gerasole. In 2001, MacLennan got a co-anchor for the 11 a.m. newscast, Michael Ayala.

In April 2002, MacLennan again returned to co-anchoring the 10 p.m. news, this time supplanting Townsend alongside the newly hired Antonio Mora. With a new general manager, Joe Ahern, on board, MacLennan abruptly took a contract buyout from WBBM in February 2003. As of June 2017, MacLennan became a part-time anchor for WBBM-AM in Chicago.

Linda Maclennan Wbbm TV | Chicago| CBS

Linda S. MacLennan is a former television news anchor and reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois. is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States.